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  • life after addiction

    10 Life Skills Essential to Recovery

    October 19, 2017

    Addiction tears lives apart. When people in recovery start to glue the pieces back together after addiction, they need help with everyday tasks that others often take for granted. Learning how to move about in the world without drugs and alcohol is a challenge for people in recovery, so th...

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  • what do people cut heroin with

    Drug Cocktails | What Do People Cut Heroin With?

    October 12, 2017

    At the point when users inject heroin into their veins, the drug has already gone through a long supply line. It was probably grown in Afghanistan or South America (if it’s black tar), processed and distributed a few times, in smaller and smaller amounts. By the time it gets to the stree...

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  • heroin drug effects

    Heroin Drug Effects on Your Body and Brain

    October 5, 2017

    We like to think of heroin as a drug reserved for the seedy underbelly of society. It lurks in back alleys and behind closed doors. But in today’s opioid crisis, the drug is making its way into places you may expect are safe from heroin drug effects. Suburban moms, teen athletes, young p...

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  • millennials live sober

    Are More Millennials Choosing to Live Sober?

    September 28, 2017

    Here’s something older generations never expected: more millennials live sober lives, choosing to nix the alcohol and opt for healthier, mindful options instead. Studies around the world—from the United States to Europe to Australia—are showing growing trends of millennials living so...

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  • hoarding disorder

    Hoarding Disorder: Can You Be Addicted to Collecting Stuff?

    September 14, 2017

    Just about everyone has possessions he or she holds near and dear, and if not, there’s likely some just sitting around just begging to be given or thrown away. Clutter is a problem for many people, but once saving items has crossed over into hoarding, the act and the attachment to the it...

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  • life after drug rehab

    Life After Drug Rehab: Where to Start?

    September 7, 2017

    Life after drug rehab can be daunting to a recovering addict attempting to figure out where and how to start his new life. Many drug treatment centers will offer aftercare planning, which may be continuing outpatient services, moving into a halfway house, and adjusting to a new city. Yet, ...

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  • teen drug abuse

    Teen Drug Abuse: Understanding and Treating Teen Drug Abuse

    August 31, 2017

    What is Teen Drug Abuse? Teen drug abuse can be referred to as adolescents participating in the use of illegal substances. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, teenagers are being introduced to substance use as early as age thirteen. Whether or not we know the underlying issu...

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  • addicted babies

    Why the US Has More Drug Addicted Babies Than Ever

    August 24, 2017

    By Joseph Raspolich The US has been seeing a recent spike in drug addicted babies, born to addicted mothers. The ongoing opioid epidemic is largely to blame. In recent years, it has become a common story: An injury puts someone in the hospital, the doctors prescribe powerful painkillers, a...

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  • heroin and opioid addiction

    Heroin and Opioid Painkillers: Is There a Difference?

    August 17, 2017

    With today’s heroin epidemic rising significantly, it’s easy to say that too many Americans are experiencing the effects of current or past heroin abuse. However, it is not only heroin that friends and family need to worry about. Opioid painkiller abuse is also taking a heart-w...

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